April 11, 2012 Subject:
The boys were hot that night!
After seeing the night before in Cinci, I thought it would be a hard show to top. I got one of my first tastes of it's what they play it's how they play it. Kind of like Deer Creek 90. First night stellar setlist. Second night the band was more on.
It was pure delight to see Brent tear it up on Louie Louie. He was on fire. One of my first road trips ever seeing the band out of town, and what a treat it was! Spring 89 was a great tour!
June 22, 2011 Subject:
Run for the Roses
Three weeks before the Kentucky Derby. The "Run for the Roses" Grateful Dead in town to play most every song that pertained to Roses, or even might sound like Rose (Desolation Row). Maybe it is just me, but you can actually hear when this show kicks into gear....during Brent's second round of soloing during Walkin' Blues. After that point, it's ON!!!! Something happened, and it doesn't necessarily require chemicals to perceive...According to jboyaquar (or Brother Superior) in a previous review, the Kentucky people are "tools", apparantly called that because someone cheers after Jerry mentions NYC in Ramble on Rose...I don't know, maybe somebody there was FROM NYC? Brother Superior also couldn't understand why they would play Louie, Louie....perhaps because they were in LOUIE-VILLE? It was immediately apparent to all of us dumb Kentuckians. I wonder if Ky natives such as Hunter S. Thompson or, who is that guy, um, Owsley, would appreciate his ignorant generalization...Anyway, back to the show. Just a fantastic batch of red hearts & flowers in this basket! From the pre-show parking lot festivities to the walk out, this one was special.
June 19, 2008 Subject:
good Brent show
Overall: decent show for most people must have if youre a Brent fan. Thanks for posting this speed-corrected version!
The scene: the hallways at this venue (at least where I was) were like a basement with really low ceilings. If I remember correctly, the venue was pretty small; not as small as Ann Arbor, but smaller than the usual northeast arenas. I also think this was one of the venues that wouldnt let me bring a drum in for the inbetween set drum circle that seemed to happen more and more as time went on.
The music: Brent show all the way. Listen to his keys jam on Foolish Heart. Louise Louise was very cool, but he doesnt remember too many lyrics a bit like the next year in Hamilton where he tried to sing all of Hey Jude, instead of just the reprise. Brent wasnt great at remembering the lyrics to the cover songs he did, but that didnt stop him from smoking it. I remember running from the hallway to the inside to see who was on sax during his sax-sounding solo.